ST. PAUL (LEARFIELD) – Gov. Tim Walz is pushing lawmakers to approve an insulin assistance program, but also indicated this week he’d like to call a special session to pass a bonding bill for state public works projects.

“Understanding very clearly that was a prerogative of the minority specifically not to bring that forward, but I think that it makes sense to do that,” said Walz.

Lawmakers chose to pass on a bonding bill during negotiations at the close of the special legislative session.

Walz says though interest rates are low and needs are high.

Republicans still aren’t on board through. Sen. Dave Senjem (R-Rochester) says lawmakers had a chance to negotiate a bonding bill at the end of session.

“We weren’t able to do that, and at this point in time I think it’s just best to wait until 2020,” said Senjem.